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I am an Associate Professor at Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki Finland. I have been researching the changing landscape towards openness in scholarly publishing by studying combinations of bibliometrics, web metrics, business models, science policy, and author behavior for over 10 years. I defended my PhD thesis on the subject of Open Access journal publishing in 2014.

In addition to teaching, supervision, and research I see societal impact as very important part of my work, thus I frequently give public talks and am involved in various national and international groups. I recently served as a member of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 expert group on Future of Scholarly Publishing and scholarly Communication which published its final report in February 2019. In recent years I have also been involved in preparing reports for the Harvard Library Office of Scholarly Communication, The Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland, and the Association of Scholarly Publishers in Finland.

Regarding my current societal engagements I am a board member of the Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing, a member of the  member of the advisory board for intellectual property , appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture. I am a panel member of the Finnish Publication Forum , which is a rating and classification system supporting the assessment of research outputs on a large scale. I am also deputy member of the steering group of the National Library of Finland.

At Hanken School of Economics I am currently a member of the board for Research and University Services, the Department Council for the Department of Management and Organisation, Chair for the Research Ethics Committee, and deputy member of the Examination Board.

I am editor in chief of the journal Informaatiotutkimus, and a member of the editorial board of Helsinki University Press and the journals Publications . I am on the advisory board of the blog Elephant in the Lab.

Research and teaching information

Mikael has been teaching on the following courses at Hanken:

Global Competence: Data Analytics (Code 9994)

2 ECTS. Language: English

2020-2021       Main teacher (Helsinki)

Business Intelligence for Value Creation (2585-E)

6 ECTS. Information Systems Science. Language: English

2020-2021       Main teacher (Helsinki)

Python Programming for Business Intelligence (Code 2586-E)

6 ECTS. Information Systems Science. Language: English

2020-2021       Main teacher (Helsinki)

Introductory Business Intelligence (Code 2584-E)

6 ECTS. Information Systems Science. Language: English

2020-2021       Main teacher (Helsinki)

Informatics  (Code 1136-1)

3 ECTS. Information Systems Science. Compulsory Basic Course. 150-180 participants. 4 week duration. Language: Swedish

2013, 2015-2021         Main teacher

Computer Programming (2546)

6 ECTS. Information Systems Science. Language: English

2017-2020                    Main teacher

Project Management (Code 2558)

8 ECTS. Information Systems Science. Bachelor Level. 50-60 course participants. 8 week duration. Language: English

2012-2020                   Main teacher

Management information systems (Code 2572)

8 ECTS. Information Systems Science. Advanced Studies. 12-15 course participants. 8 week duration. Language: English

2014, 2016                  Main teacher

I have also substituted for the following courses in 2021

Basic Course in Excel (Code 2577-E)

Advanced Course in Excel and VBA (Code 2579-E)

Education information

Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration), Business Economics, Hanken School of Economics, Finland, 2014


  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • 512 Business and Management
  • 518 Media and communications
  • 222 Other engineering and technologies


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